Does it still exist … American culture … American Patriotism?
At times we may feel restrained by circumstances. We have commitments to keep, bills to pay and an inner critic to calm. We may wonder how to get out from a stagnant state.
A person who risks nothing, does nothing, is nothing … he may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love. Chained by his certitude, he’s a slave; he has forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free. ~ Leo Buscaglia